Project Description


Featured stories about cherries appear in this issue.

  • Avoid rain and more

Avoid rain and more

  • May 15th, 2007

Leaves inside the tunnel are healthy compared to the defoliated cherry trees in the background that were grown without protecting tunnels. [...]

Dried & dipped cherries

  • May 15th, 2007

An expansion of Chukar Cherries’s processing plant in Prosser, Washington, reflects the success and growth of the company’s dried and processed fruit products business. [...]

  • Tunnel vision

Tunnel vision

  • May 15th, 2007

Rainier cherries from trees on Gisela 5 and 6 rootstocks were significantly larger when grown under tunnels than when grown without tunnels. [...]

Developing the organic market

  • May 15th, 2007

Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee, Washington, plans to become a bigger player in the organic tree fruit deal and is increasing its acreage of organic [...]

  • Sustainable viticulture

Sustainable viticulture

  • May 15th, 2007

Changes made to farming practices at Seven Hills Vineyard are not only designed to improve the health of the vines and soil, but also [...]

Why do cherries split?

  • May 15th, 2007

Why do cherries split? Dr. Moritz Knoche of the University of Hannover, in north Germany, explained his theory at the International Fruit Tree [...]

  • Which cherries do they like?

Which cherries do they like?

  • May 15th, 2007

These cherries were part of a consumer variety tasting survey sponsored by Washington State University to learn more about consumer reactions to [...]

Marketing cherries by flavor

  • May 15th, 2007

As part of his consumer quality research, Dr. Matt Whiting will investigate the potential for grouping cherry varieties by flavor in the marketplace. [...]

What is a bad cherry?

  • May 15th, 2007

What is a bad cherry? It’s a cherry that consumers don’t want, and a cherry that slows down retail sales, says Jeff [...]